Central High School’s 18-year-old senior, Hunter Smith, is an accomplished athlete who excels in football. In a recent playoff game against Clearfield, he demonstrated his skills by rushing for 191 yards and four touchdowns, catching three passes for 27 yards, scoring a touchdown, leading the team with 11 tackles, punting twice and converting five extra-point kicks. His impressive performance was crucial to the team’s double-overtime win.
Throughout the season, Smith has been a standout player for the Dragons. He has rushed for 977 yards and 23 touchdowns while accumulating 100 tackles. His coach, Dave Baker, praised his performance and stated that he did everything right at the crucial moments.
Smith enjoys statistics as a subject in school and his favorite teacher is Mr. Logan. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports and lifting weights. His favorite meal is chicken and rice. Smith is an avid fan of the Steelers and hopes to attend college in the future to earn a degree.
One interesting fact about Smith is that his love for football began with playing flag football at a young age. He has a future goal of living a great life and achieving success in whatever he does. Smith looks up to pro athlete Neil Walker and considers his family to be the most influential people in his athletic career. His proudest achievement was winning a state baseball championship. As he prepares for the next round of playoffs against Hickory on Friday, Smith remains determined to continue performing at an exceptional level and help lead his team to victory once again.